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Founded in 1900, St. Mary’s is the largest Orthodox Church in Minnesota.
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Saints, Feasts, and Readings
9th Sunday of Matthew
Fast Day (Wine and Oil Allowed)
Epistle: St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 3:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-34
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
Sunday Worship Service
5:00 p.m. – Vespers (resuming in the fall)
The word “Vespers” is derived from the Greek word that means ‘in the evening.’ This evening prayer service thanks God for the day that is ending and inaugurates the new day. Saturday night Great Vespers brings in the Lord’s Day and is therefore resurrectional in character.
8:30 a.m. – Orthros (Matins)
The word “Orthros” means ‘sunrise’ or ‘dawn’ in Greek. The Orthros, or Matins Service is the sunrise worship service and is held prior to the Sunday Divine Liturgy.
9:30 a.m. – Divine Liturgy
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople, is the most prevalent of four ancient liturgies utilized by the early Church and is still celebrated today.
Membership & Information
A place for new and existing parishioner members to submit and update their information.